Designed for high school sophomores,  juniors, and seniors, Movin’ On in Montana will guide students with disabilities through the difficult transition from high school to college. Following a step-by-step process, students will discover the study skills, compensatory skills, social skills, and personal skills of successful college students. Students will develop their own personal transition portfolio.

The highlight of Movin’ On in Montana is a four day on campus event at Montana State University Billings.  During the summer of 2017 students will live in the residence halls, eat in the cafeteria, attend classes on the MSUB campus, and tour other college campuses. Books, fees, tuition, room, and board will be provided at no charge to students accepted into the program and mileage will be reimbursed at the state rate.

Movin’ On in Montana includes online modules that both prepare students for the on campus event and follow along as they complete the application process.

The 7 Steps for Success

Students will receive a copy of Elizabeth Hamblet’s book, 7 Steps for Success: High School to College Transition Strategies for Students with Disabilities. The seven steps are:

Step 1. Establish a foundation

- Disability law

- College success strategies

Step 2. Student Rights and Responsibilities

Step 3. Essential Personal Skills

Step 4. College Survival Skills

Step 5. College Accommodations

Step 6. Find the Right College

Step 7. Documentation and the Transition Portfolio

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Registration Form

Contact: - 406.247.3029

This project is funded in whole or in part under a Contract with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services under a grant from the US Department of Education. The statements herein do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services or the Federal Government.

Time Line

Fall 2016


  • High Schools
  • Parents
  • Rehab. Counselors

Jan.-Feb. 2017

  • Recruiting continues
  • Registration begins

March 2017

  • Recruiting continues
  • Registration continues
  • Selection begins

April-May 2017

  • Registration continues
  • Selection continues
  • Students begin Online Preparation

June 20-23, 2017

  • On campus!

July 2017

Online follow up through application, acceptance, and first semester.